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October 2, 2003

Book/Movie Review: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Filed under: movies, review, books — suzanne henderson @ 3:01 pm

the [book]:

fiction by Rebecca Wells

Wonderful book about mothers, daughters, friends, childhood, and southern tradition. The author does an excellent job of flipping between present and past, different characters, and situations. It is tied together beautifully and well rounded at the end.

I was laughing and crying at the same time. Definitely a stereotypical chic story and a damn good one at that.

the [movie]:

Terrible! Awful! Please, please don’t see this movie, certainly don’t see it if you’ve read the book. The movie doesn’t even come close to pulling through the strong emotions and connections from the book. The Sisterhood needs more than 116 minutes to truly unfold. The producers completely butchered the story and wasted everyone’s time by making this film.